intent-based networking (IBN)
Intent-based networking (IBN) is an intent-based network in which the network automatically translates the user's administrative intent into the network configuration. In doing so, the configuration of all devices is adjusted according to the intent. It also ensures that all device configurations are aligned during operation.
IBN networks are based on artificial intelligence( AI) and machine learning( ML) and automatically ensure intent-based configuration across devices, minimizing administrative overhead. Interventions in the configuration of individual devices can be performed via the graphical user interface( GUI).
Intent-based networks can respond to a specific situation, system event or behavior without administrative intervention. An example of this is swarm intelligence built in concert with many units. The implementation of intent-based networks aims at the management of complex networks such as public clouds or the Internet of Things( IoT), which can only be managed with high administrative effort.